The Champions for School Health (CSH) project, to increase confidence in and access to pediatric COVID-19 vaccinations, was created in partnership with the Institute for Educational Leadership (IEL) and with the generous financial support of Kaiser Permanente in California, Colorado, Georgia, Hawaii, Maryland, Oregon, Virginia, Washington and the District of Columbia. The project addressed both the immediate and long-term goals and outcomes of:
The project included grant funding through two vehicles: $1 million in implementation grants administered through NASN, and $1 million in challenge grant funding administered through IEL. NASN awarded 54 implementation grants to 30 School Nurse (SN) leaders and 24 small community-based organizations (CBOs) to increase vaccine access and vaccine confidence among underserved populations in KP’s footprint. NASN and IEL co-funded one school nurse-community school (CS) collaboration project to explore sustainable models for community/school health services partnerships to address health equity. NASN developed a vaccine confidence toolkit centered on a trusted advisor strategy built with permission on the foundation of Framework Institute’s AAP vaccine confidence research (see link to toolkit on the right).
This toolkit is part of the Champions for School Health project. It was designed and written by the Frameworks Institute.
Aurora Public Schools, Colorado
DeKalb County Schools, Georgia
Prince George's County Public Schools, Maryland
Fall 2022 Grantees
Spring 2022 Grantees
CHS grantees are sharing their project resources. This is a free resource for anyone to access.
A brief video originally shared with attendees at Virtual NASN2023.
CSH Grantee Video
A brief video originally shared with attendees at Virtual NASN2022.
COVID-19 Reference | NASN
We Can Do This | U.S. DHHS
CHS Frequently Asked Questions
Fall 2022 Funding Announcement (now closed)
Spring 2022 Funding Announcement (now closed)
Funding Announcement Webinar
08/05/2022: NASN Announces Second Champions for School Health Funding Opportunity
05/12/2022: NASN Completes First Round of Funding for Champions for School Health Project
02/28/2022: NASN Announces Champions for School Health Project in Partnership With IEL
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